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Houtopia Belgium

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A great place for kids with an awesome outdoor playground and a fun and educative indoor play area as well (with a huge slide crossing the river!


The biggest hit was the huge slide crossing over the river

There are lots of play areas for kids outdoors and space to just run around

The indoor area is also lots of fun and educative for kids

Practical stuff

*Open: every day on school holidays, July and August. Open on selected days the rest of the year. You can see the opening days here
*Cost: free for kids < 3 years old, EUR 11 for everyone 3+ years old. Family discounts available
*Covid Safe Ticket required
*There is a restaurant in Houtopia, also several options around it in Houffalize
*Wheelchair friendly, stroller friendly
*Parking: free at the main square of Houffalize, right at the entrance next to the church
Pl. de l’Eglise 10, 6660 Houffalize
Also free parking here (few places)
Rue de Belle-Vue, 6660 Houffalize


Houtopia is in Houffalize, a picturesque little village in the Belgian Ardennes


Here are fun things to do and practical tips on where to eat and where to stay with kids to enjoy your weekend there

La Roche-en-Ardenne with its ruined medieval castle and a wildlife park is nearby

La Roche-en-Ardenne

A ruined medieval castle with a magnificent view of the valley of the river Ourthe and a wildlife park at a picturesque town

A great hike near the bison farm in Bastogne is also nearby

The Bastogne War Museum is focused on WWII. The two forests nearby are also of historical significance, Bois Jacques for the foxholes and Bois de la Paix is itself a tribute to WWII veterans


About 1 hour 40 minutes drive from Schuman, Brussels (or 3 hours by public transport)

Pl. de l’Eglise 17, 6660 Houffalize

I felt I found gold when I started diving into the Facebook group posts.

Thanks for beeing a real “childhood memories” builder!

Cristina O.

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